Home care workers' contracts expired in 2014, now headed to conciliation.
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"If the Minister follows his panel without questioning the pro-privatization slant of their recommendations, there is a very high danger of for-profit privatization of home care, including care coordination and care provision functions. This is absolutely not in the public interest.” — Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition executive director
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Halifax (15 May 2015) — The fight to keep home care services in the public health care system may have just shifted. Pressure has been mounting on the Nova Scotia government after the Minister of Health announced that he would be introducing a competitive bidding model to the home care system across the province.
Nova Scotia's unionized home support workers tell the leaders of the province's political parties that should their work be contracted to another company, they won't accept jobs unless their current contract and working conditions continue.
Report from the Ontario Health Coalition finds that the province's home care system is in disarray and unable to keep up.
“Ontario wants to transfer more responsibility to this sector, but the private for-profit operators have shown little interest in providing a stable workforce to keep patients out of hospital,” says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.